Sunday, August 12, 2007

Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam!

well gang, it's official.
they announced my book DC this weekend at Chicago con.
wahooooo! i'm having sucha great time here and am so grateful to meet so many awesome people that are excited about the new Captain Marvel series... Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam! :) :) :)
i can't wait to share more. i'm hoping that you all like the new fun all ages take on it. finalllllly i can share what all the "slivers" were, so here ya go . . .

i hope you all like and enjoy the new series.
everyone has been very encouraging and i can't thank DC enough. they are excited to establish a very strong All Ages line. not just for kids but for the kids at heart toooo. :)
more to come soon.
take care and all the very best,
mike . . .


Catherine Satrun said...

Hi! It was nice to meet you yesterday. (remember the twins?) Your flipbook is amazing! I love how you animated the bear transforming. Very cool! Good luck with Shazam! ^.^

Sarah Satrun said...

This looks awsome! Love your style!

It was a great surprise to meet you yesterday! (big herobear fan!)

gregor said...

I always felt like Herobear was kind of a love letter to Shazam...I'm really looking forward to taking a look at your new series. Best of luck!

Randeep Katari said...

AWESOME Mike! Congrats to FINALLY being able to reveal this officially! Now, to probably be the FIRST to ask this...WHEN does it come out?
Definitely put a smile on my face when I saw that.
Are you still going to be working at CN?
Congrats man! I'll try and give you a shout at work sometime this week!

Maarten Rijs said...

Hey man,

I'm glad I came around your blog, your work is truely inspiring, and so is the astonish factory! You just do what you wanna do, I admire that.
Keep it up, I'll be watching your blog!


Marmax said...

Awesome coloring job on the top one! You stayed in between the lines for the most part. You get Gold star!

So yeah when's the book due to come out?

Bill Nolan said...

As I said in the comments for the last entry: AWESOME! Looking forward to it. This may be the comic I finally buy two copies of every issue.

Tim said...

I am so happy to see you doing Shazam. Congrats and I'll be in contact with DC PR to do an interview when the time is right.

--Tim O'Shea

Mike...'s mum said...

Tim O'who??!

I've said it countless times over the years, but let me say it publicly - you're such a talented & clever boy!! Your father and I are so proud!!

John said...

w00t! The announcement is here. My favorite character in the hands of one of my favorite artists. I can't wait.

So...when is this coming out?

Little John

Alikins said...

YAY! :)

Brian said...


It was fantastic seeing you at the con. Thank you so much for the Sokmunster book and the Herobear toy. My wife was so excited when I came home with so many cool things for our little Zach. I'm eagerly awaiting Shazam, welcome back to the world of comicbooks!


Animal Qwacker said...

Congrats again, Mike and great meeting you sir!

Chris said...

cool cool cool! And finally I got my hands on a copy of herobear and the kid. I loved it. Great stuff Mike!

Alexi Sivana said...

I'm a Forty-mumble year old librarian who has been a fan of the Big Red Cheese(s) and the Little Bleu Cheese for decades, having within the last year stumbled across your Herobear work in the library, I have great expectations for your debut on this incarnation of the Marvels.

I'd love to be able to pick your brain about your vision of the Billy/Cap relationship, but being in Oklahoma limits the chance. Unless you become a guest of 2008's DefCon in Tulsa.

(Wow. Praise, Plug and Request all in one comment! I must've had my coffee this AM)

Any chance that the Shazambible might go public?

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Mike, I look forward to your spin on Capt. Marvel and family; hopefully you'll be including Capt. Marvel Jr too. I'm suffering from Mary Marvel burnout (courtesy of Jeff Smith & Countdown), but I'm open to whatever you're going to share with us.

spideyshango said...

Wohoooo! I can't wait to see your fantastic work on Shazam! (I hope i'll be able to find it here in France..)
And one question (no, i'm not gonna ask you when is it coming out 'cause it has already been asked) when you draw like a 5 year-old kid, how come I still find it terrific?

mike . . . said...

hey everyone!
thanks so much for the encouragement and enthusiasm for the new SHAZAM series! :)
it really means a lot to hear from you all.
wahooo i'm excited! :)

more to come soooooon . . .

all the best,
m . . .

Reo Jerome said...

Wow man im actualy so exited!!!
cant wait to see your stuff!

Leonel Castellani said...

OMG, I can´t wait to see this published!

Justin Rodrigues said...

words can't express the excitment. Cant wait!

Richard Gaines said...

Congrats, dude! I look forward to more of your work!!!! You have some of the coolest character design out there!

Mukpuddy said...

Wow dude, congrats on the new gig! What you've posted here looks great and can't wait to see more!! We actually have just returned from the states where we did the San Diego Comic Con, Pitched some stuff around and of course, Disneyland!!! We were kinda gutted we didn't get to bump into ya dude, when we were in at CN we asked after ya and Alex Manugian told us that you'd just left the week before!! Oh well, hopefully we can catch up with ya next trip!!

mdtk said...

I agree with everyone here. Mike can you give us a hint as to when the first issue will be out?